Reports: Ancelotti set to replace Kombouare at PSG

Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly on the verge of

taking over at big-spending French club Paris Saint-Germain.

PSG is widely expected to part ways with Antoine Kombouare

despite leading the French league going into the winter break, with

French and Italian newspapers reporting Friday that Ancelotti is

close to being hired as his replacement.

PSG declined comment on the reports, but issued a statement on

Thursday saying it had ”started amicable discussions” with

Kombouare to resolve the situation.

French daily Le Parisien said Friday that Ancelotti is expected

to sign for two and a half years and will take charge by Jan. 1,

with L’Equipe and Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport also

saying the former AC Milan and Chelsea coach is set to take